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SOURCE Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.

Goodwill's Lisa Rusyniak to help with Baltimore workforce initiatives.

BALTIMORE, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lisa Rusyniak, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake has recently been appointed to the Governor's Workforce Investment Board (GWIB).

The GWIB is a business-led board of 45 members, a majority of whom represent the business community, as mandated by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The GWIB has two key workforce priorities-a properly prepared workforce that meets the current and future demands of Maryland employers, and providing opportunities for all Marylanders to succeed in the 21st century workforce.

"I'm proud to be a part of a board that forms strategies to make Maryland a more educated and productive workforce," said Lisa Rusyniak, Goodwill President & CEO. "The Governor's Workforce Investment Board develops ideas and implements plans that help organizations like Goodwill more effective in our mission of helping people find employment."

The GWIB is an integral part of Maryland Jobs Now (MJN), a network of high-performing, results-oriented workforce organizations that invest in employment and training strategies, services and initiatives, affording Marylanders good-paying jobs in a thriving economy.

About Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake: Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. provides job training, job placement and other human services for people who are unemployed or face other challenges to employment, including people with significant disabilities.  Annually, Goodwill provides services to more than 39,500 people, and places approximately 2,500 individuals into jobs. Revenue generated from the sale of donated goods helps fund these programs. For more information on Goodwill, please visit www.goodwillches.org

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